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11/04/2014

EXPO ‘Between Past and Present – Francis Willemstijn’ – Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL) – 19 Avril-31 Mai 2014

Francis Willemstijn  Working, working, working. Next solo exhibition opening April 19th at

Galerie Rob Koudijs in Amsterdam.  : 19 04-31 05 2014 FRANCIS WILLEMSTIJN « Between Past and Present »

Francis Willemstijn  Working, working, working. Next solo exhibition opening April 19th at Galerie Rob Koudijs in Amsterdam. http://www.galerierobkoudijs.nl/ : 19 04-31 05 2014 FRANCIS WILLEMSTIJN "Between Past and Present"

« With this special exhibition Francis Willemstijn celebrates the fact that she has been working as an artist for ten years. During all this time she had many idea’s that were never carried out and the present show was the right occasion to catch up on them. Of course it didn’t turn into a reassuring sentimental journey, conveniently following trodden paths: a decade of experience gave her wings and the necessary command and daring. Willemstijn’s connection with history manifests itself again by deploying the handwriting of the founder of the Dutch Republic William of Orange, and in excerpts from old maps of Amsterdam or the Netherlands. These references shouldn’t be considered as a nostalgic longing for the past, as is made clear in the title of the brooch ‘The streets we walked’. The present also exists in the fragments of plants and leaves from Willemstijns own garden. For notwithstanding the importance of art and tradition, it is essential that, to quote Candide, we must cultivate our garden.In her execution Willemstijn is wayward and expressive as always. Archaic materials like bog wood and oak provide contexts, red coral glows, and jet and garnets contribute their dark glitter; traditional cloth from the Dutch island of Marken contribute a human angle, as does the incidental use of human hair. The associative power of all these elements enrich the eloquence of the shapes and citations that make up the work.Francis Willemstijn breathed exciting new life into existing concepts, and achieved an atmosphere of rich tradition in her new designs. In this way she made herself a self portrait in touch with the past and rooted in the present.«  Ward Schrijver, 2014

Francis Willemstijn -  Working on new solo exhibition "Between Past and Present", opening 19th April 2014 at Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, NLFrancis Willemstijn -  Working on new solo exhibition « Between Past and Present »
Francis Willemstijn - Necklace The Battle, 2014 -  Gold, new silver, linen, cotton- Francis Willemstijn – Necklace The Battle, 2014 -  Gold, new silver, linen, cotton
Francis Willemstijn - Necklace "Mastkraal", 2014 - new silver, garnets, jet, pine, bog oak, brassFrancis Willemstijn – Necklace « Mastkraal », 2014 – new silver, garnets, jet, pine, bog oak, brass
Francis Willemstijn - Necklace "Mastkraal", 2014 - new silver, garnets, jet, pine, bog oak, brassFrancis Willemstijn – Necklace « Mastkraal », 2014 – new silver, garnets, jet, pine, bog oak, brass
Francis Willemstijn - Necklace "back to black", 2014 -  silver, bog oak, onyxFrancis Willemstijn - Necklace « back to black », 2014 -  silver, bog oak, onyx
Francis Willemstijn - Necklace "The streets we walked" , 2014 | silver, new silver, hematiteFrancis Willemstijn – Necklace « The streets we walked » , 2014 | silver, new silver, hematite

 

GALERIE ROB KOUDIJS
Elandsgracht 12
1016 TV Amsterdam
Netherlands
www.galerierobkoudijs.nl

 

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